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Phil Christopherson
President, officer

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Phil is a Wyoming native and has lived in the state most of his life. Phil graduated from UW with a BS degree in Computer Engineering. After graduating Phil and his family moved to Seattle Washington where Phil worked as a design engineer and Projec...

Sharon Fain
Vice President, Officer

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Sharon Fain currently serves as Rocky Mountain Power’s vice president for Wyoming. Fain oversees Rocky Mountain Power's Wyoming business plan, directs customer and community relations, economic development and supports regulatory and legislative activities. She is an International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and was awarde...

Kayla McDonald
Secretary, Officer - Education committee chair

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Kayla McDonald is the Economic Development Specialist for the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC) in Sweetwater County. Kayla was instrumental in the development and creation of the countywide economic development organization in 2016 which is a partnership with the City of Rock Springs, City o...

Kevin Kershirsnik
Treasurer, Officer

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  KEVIN KERSHISNIK   Kevin has lived in Wyoming since 1995 and his relatives have lived here for generations.  He has an MBA from the University of Wyoming, two engineering degrees, and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Wyoming.  He has been successfully working fo...

Betsy Hale
Legislator chair, officer- Legislative Committee Chair

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Betsey most recently served as the President of Three Rivers Development Corporation located in Corning, NY. Three Rivers is a 54-year-old economic and community development organization that serves a three-county region in the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Prior to her work in New York State...

Mike Howe
Board member

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Mike Howe Mike is the Community Affairs Manager (covering Northern Wyoming) for Black Hills Energy. Economic Development has always been a major part of Mike’s professional and personal path.  He has served on multiple Economic Development Boards and has been a part of leadership of multipl...

John Marshall
Board member

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John Marshall is President at Golden Shovel Agency with many years of experience in financial analysis, sales and business development in the privately owned business market, specifically manufacturing, real estate development and the construction industries. He is a member of the Mid-America EDC, NREDA, SEDC...

Lisa Miller
Board Member

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Lisa Miller is the CEO of the Goshen County Economic Development Corporation where she assists entrepreneurs with starting a business and existing business with retention, expansion and succession throughout Goshen County.  Lisa has over 20 years of executive level experience in the corporate, foundation, association an...

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Andy Gramlich
Board Member

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Andy is a retired healthcare executive who serves on a number of business and community organizations. Experienced in strategic planning, business development and recruiting as well as grant writing, review and administration. Former President of Leader Corporation and currently a member of the Lander Economi...

Josh Dorrell
Ex-Officio Member

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Dorrell has served as Senior Vice President of Technology Services and Solutions with Laramie-based Trihydro Corporation since 2015. The engineering and environmental consulting firm started in Laramie in 1984 and today has 22 offices nationwide, and staff resources in 28 states. Dorrell also teaches at th...

Robin Sessions Cooley
Ex-Officio Member

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Robin Sessions Cooley Ex-Officio Member Wyoming Director of Workforce Services Governor Mead appointed Robin Sessions Cooley to the Public Service Commission beginning March 16, 2017. Ms. Cooley graduated from the University of Wyoming, College of Law, in 1992, entering private practice in Cheyenne until 1997. Ms. Cooley’s governmen...

Ron Gullberg
Ex-Officio Member

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Ron Gulberg joined the Wyoming Business Council in March 2014 as communications director following a 25-year daily newspaper career. He was promoted to business development director in September 2017, where he managed the business relocation and expansion, finance, market development and agribusiness efforts, and the creation of th...

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Lisa Johnson
Ex-Officio

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Lisa Johnson serves as the WEDA lobbyist and public policy consultant. Prior to launching the business and public affairs consulting firm, Orbis Advantage, Inc., she served as an economic development practitioner at the state and local level. 

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